Henning Larsen designs new mosque for Copenhagen

New mosque to be built in north Copenhagen and has been commissioned by the Islamic Society of Denmark

The mosque will be built in Dortheavej, an area in northern Copenhagen.
The mosque will be built in Dortheavej, an area in northern Copenhagen.

A mosque and Islamic Centre has been designed by Henning Larsen Architects for Denmark's capital city.

It will be built in Dortheavej, an area in northern Copenhagen and has been commissioned by The Islamic Society of Denmark.

"The new community centre and mosque at Dortheavej is a modern, Nordic interpretation of Islamic architecture, and brings this meeting of Nordic and Islamic building traditions to Denmark for the first time," said the architects.

The building will sit opposite The Rentemestervej Library, completed by Danish architects COBE and Transform in 2011, which the architects said had already contributed to the regeneration of the area.

"Composed volumetrically of a number of domes, the interior is experienced as a single space," said the studio. "The large and centralised inner court brings together the building's two functions of community centre and mosque."

The centre will also include a cafe, library and bookshop, as well as classrooms, and offices.

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